Patricia J. Green

Vice President, Education and Workforce Development

Patricia Green


  • PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan
  • BA, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College

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Patricia Green is one of RTI’s senior experts in education research. She brings an academic background in sociology to her leadership roles on many of our major surveys and studies for the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, foundations, and other major private- and public-sector clients.

Currently, Dr. Green directs two surveys for the National Science Foundation:  the Survey of Earned Doctorates, which is a census of all students receiving research doctorates in the United States, and the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, which provides data on trends in graduate enrollment and financial support. She has also designed and directed studies across all levels of schooling in the U.S. and China, including the administration of international assessments in U.S. elementary and secondary schools.

Before joining RTI in 2004, Dr. Green directed the evaluation and testing program for Arizona State University, one of the nation’s largest public universities. Her background also includes positions in social science research and project management at the National Opinion Research Center and elsewhere. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association and the Association for Institutional Research.